Rumor: First official PSP2 shot leaks out [Update: Sony comments]

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:45 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Update: Sorry, folks. No nail in this one’s coffin just yet. We got in touch with a Sony rep, only to receive a big, fat “we don’t comment on rumour or speculation.” So then, let the rumor and speculation continue!

Original article: Sony, maybe you ought to just go ahead and cancel that big meeting of yours.

Don’t worry. The Internet’s got it covered.

Adding to the flood of info that’s already spilled out concerning the still-unofficial PSP2, we now have the above piece of artwork, which Kotaku claims is the real deal – straight from Sony’s lap. No Photoshop wizardry or extremely early April Fools jokes here.

Interestingly, this one has a PSPgo-like sliding shell – something little birds informed us had been scrapped due to overheating issues. If we’re looking at the genuine article here, then we’re guessing Sony found some way to cool it down a few notches. Or, you know, it’s a horrible fake. One of those two.

Other than that, it seems to check out with everything we’ve heard so far. There are two analog nubs, an SD card, and what appears to be a proprietary PSP2 stick of some sort.

We’ll, of course, give Sony a ring, but we’re not expecting much beyond the usual “we don’t comment on rumors and speculation” angle. We’ll update this post as soon as we hear back.